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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine's farms and their economic importance
Mainebiz - 10/20/2014.
By Lori Valigra - Walking amid the Holstein cows at Benson Farm in Gorham, writer and photographer Mary Quinn Doyle seems at home, petting a calf while scoping out the dairy and composting operations. And it's no wonder. The former English and social studies teacher just published "Unique Maine Farms," a book in which she profiles 178 Maine farms, highlighting their diversity and specialties.
World Trade Organization Rules Against Popular U.S. Country-of-Origin Meat Labels
Common Dreams - 10/20/2014.
By Angela Bradbery, Public Citizen - Today’s ruling by a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel against U.S. country-of-origin meat labeling (COOL) policies sets up a no-win dynamic, and the Obama administration should appeal the ruling.
Regulate Synthetic Biology Now: 194 Countries
ETC Group - 10/20/2014.
In a unanimous decision of 194 countries, the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today formally urged nation states to regulate synthetic biology (SynBio), a new extreme form of genetic engineering.
Fish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish
Science Daily - 10/20/2014.
Submtted by Arizona State University - In a new study, Hansa Done, PhD candidate, and Rolf Halden, PhD, researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, examine antibiotic use in the rapidly expanding world of global aquaculture.
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